I’m a total sucker for a good pop record. I didn’t get around to writing about this until now, which I’m sorry about because Being is definitely going to be a contender for my top records of this year. I got to see Caila Thompson-Hannant open for Trust back in April, but I regretfully was only able to get there at the tail end of her slot. Robert Alfons (whose Joyland is more than likely going to be my number one for this year) has had nothing but praise for her on Twitter and elsewhere. Thompson-Hannant’s vocal presence is bold and filled to the brim with gusto; her knack for hooks is also nothing short of impressive. The production is sparkling and brooding, yet minimal – it’s just enough to provide a solid foundation for Thompson-Hannant to sing along to. Being is her debut LP, so get on the wagon before it gets full – you want to be the guy a few years down the road who can say “I’ve been listening to her since her first album dropped.” Check out the Spotify stream of Being below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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Mozart's Sister


All pre-orders will receive an instant download of the first single, 'Enjoy'!

Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her debut album. For anyone who's been following her work - and for new listeners - Being is Mozart’s Sister expressing macrocosmic ideas about life with panache and abundant hooks.
Inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis, Caila produced, recorded and wrote the album using a cheap sound card and Ableton software, approaching it with a do-it-all-by-my-fucking-self ideology.

Being is fundamentally a pop record. But if you’re looking to catalog her music more than that, you’re going to have a hard time; Caila describes Being as an intentionally fractured album. "It was far reaching. Things didn’t always connect, but that was part of the whole idea," she says. Which is representative of the best music, and maybe the best of life: looking for order in chaos, not always finding it, and living with whatever happens next.

You know. Just, being.

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